Mods please tell me if this belongs in a different section.
I wanted to buy a new bulb from my Sony VPLVW60 and projectorcentral has projectorlampsource listed as a good supplier.
All the bulbs I have used to date have been original Phillips bulbs with Phillips and some other bits of information stamped directly to the bulb.
(I could try to show that with pictures but the Stamp may be hard to show .... I could try though if requested.)
Projectorlamps souce claims to be a partner with Phillips and claims to sell original bulbs but they send me a generic bulb that was half as bright (as measured with a lux meter) as the 2000 hour bulb I was replacing.
The bulb was a different design from my Phillips bulbs also...The bulb looked different and the filament design was different.
I just want to put the heads up because that site claimed to be affiliated with Phillips which I suppose is possible but they must be one of several sources they get bulbs from and what I received was a generic bulb that was vastly inferior.
I have 4 "old" Phillips bulbs still here as I have been keeping the bulbs I replace and there is no doubt they sent me a bulb they thought was compatible but it was not a Phillips bulb and does not perform like one.